4/12/2016

A Few New Designs

I was hit by a stomach bug this month and it really knocked me down for a few weeks. Still clawing my way back to normalcy but I am mostly my old self. When I was feeling pretty low I just sat and did tutorial work. Love that stuff when I don’t feel good enough to design. Fills my need to create without the energy that is required to design something.



After I started mending though I did make a few new designs. I am so excited to finally feel some confidence in my jewelry making. To have an idea and to be able to execute it.


 I am really happy with both of these designs. The earrings are so fun, they really remind me of peacock feathers. 

The ring was my attempt at making a cabochon setting.

 I didn’t think I was going to like it but when I finished it and put it on I fell in love with it. I might have to play some more with those.

I also had just the worst disaster. This piece refused to conform to what I wanted. I redid it several times. I just don’t think I am skilled enough to attempt this design. I have stepped back from this and will maybe attempt it again when I feel more confident. 

All in all though, I feel like I am making progress. So…how has your month been going?

4/09/2016

Breaking My Silence

   I've decided I have been quiet long enough and I need to come and talk to you again. 
I've been hesitating because I worked so hard on this blog,
 I really thought I was going in a great direction. 
I renamed it. 
I changed my content and made it all fresh and new.
 It is really hard for me to admit that things are just not going to keep on in that direction. 
I hate failures but I am afraid that this was definitely one. 

   You see, with the chance we won't be living on this mountain forever and remodeling only a small part of my life right now I need to write on what my life is focused on or not at all. 
The one part that I did get right and will never stop doing is Making. 
I don't think I could ever stop making something.
 But I have put away my fibers, my ribbons and fabric. My sewing machine is dusty and so is my paint brush. I didn't think it was fair to you to come back here and not set things straight. 
Design by Nicole Hanna
  I have decided to forge straight ahead with the jewelry designing.
 I just so love it and I can't seem to get enough. It completely solves my eyes problems because I don't even notice the spots on my retina when I am wrapping. 
And making jewelry doesn't tire my eyes.
 It also satisfies my deep need for intricacy and perfection. I can work hard to make my pieces perfect, something I am a long way from, and still not feel exhausted from it like I start feeling with my embroidery.

   SO my focus is going to change to what I am doing and I might as well just admit it right now from the start...it will change. 
Oh not that I will probably stop making wire wraps. I doubt that. BUT...I love learning new things and I love making beautiful things. So from now on I refuse to put myself in a box. 
  This blog is about me.
Me and my crazy life wandering around the country side and making. 
I don't know what I will be making but I know I will be making something. 

So Making by Cymberrain? It has a nice ring to it. 
I dunno. The blog stuff I will worry about as it goes along. Just know if you chose to continue following me you will see me making....


    Thanks for sticking with me this far and hope you are doing fantastic!

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